Miami loved me and I loved it back
Roche nan dlo pa kon doule roch nan soleil.”- Haitian Proverb
Post traumatic slave syndrome - Dr Joy Leary
…look it up
Assata Shakur is one of the strongest and most inspirational black women you will ever read about. Assata meaning “she who struggles” and Shakur meaning “the thankful one”. A true warrior in the fight for black equality. As member of the Black Panther party, she fed thousands of black children every morning insisting that breakfast was the most important meal of the day. She as a young teen mentored many young black girls on the importance of natural hair and supporting black men. In 1973, she was falsely accused of shooting a state trooper on the NJ turnpike after medical evidence showed she clearly couldn’t have done the crime. She spent almost 7 years in prison in solitary confinement, suffering from brutal beatings from prison guards, severe malnourishment, and complete lack of medical attention. While in prison she birthed a beautiful baby girl named Kakuya Shakur and eventually was able to escape with her to Cuba. Today she continues to educate herself so she can one day liberate her people. She is a phenomenal poet and if you get the chance read her autobiography. It’ll change your life. Strong, Black Woman I Salute your Existence!!!!!
“Freedom! You askin me about freedom?! Askin me about freedom? I’ll be honest with you. I know a whole lot more about what freedom isn’t than about what it is, cause I’ve never been free. I can only share my vision with you of the future, about what freedom is. Uhh, the way I see it, freedom is the right to grow, is the right to blossom. Freedom is the right to be yourself, to be who you are, to be who you wanna be, to do what you wanna do.” Assata
“In the Spirit of God. In the Spirit of the Ancestors. In the Spirit of the Black Panthers. In the Spirit of Assata Shakur. We make this movement towards freedom for all those who have been oppressed, and all those in the struggle.” Common
My spiritual mommy :)
Tupac was speaking the truth. We still need these classes to happen.